Nothing like Chicago in February, right?
The Wildflower Propagation and Preservation Committee (WPPC) of McHenry County, near Chicago is holding their annual Natural Landscaping Seminar on February 26, 2011. The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee (WPPC) is a wonderful organization dedicated to:
- Promoting the use of native plants in the landscape through preservation, propagation, and education
- Advocating the conservation of open space, natural landscapes, wildlife habitat, scenic resources, and water in McHenry County and neighboring areas for the benefit of the general public
- Engaging in and otherwise promoting the scientific study of and educating the public regarding local natural resources
They are doing amazing work in their community teaching people to use native plants in their landscapes to attract wildlife, protect natural ecosystems, and conserve natural resources.
The annual Natural Landscaping Conference is a great outreach and educational component of their efforts. This year’s speakers include:
- Rebecca Tonietto, who will be speaking about Providing Habitat for Native Bees
- Steven Apfelbaum, author of Nature’s Second Chance: Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm, will be sharing his experience with Ecological Restoration
- And me! I’ll be talking about using the five pillars of Ecosystem Gardening to have a sustainable garden that conserves natural resources and creates welcoming habitat for wildlife so that you will attract more birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife to your garden.
If you live in the Chicago area, I’d love to meet you! Please find me during the day and introduce yourself. Register now for this exciting event. Wildflower Propagation and Preservation Committee (WPPC) of McHenry County, near Chicago is holding their annual Natural Landscaping Seminar on February 26, 2011.
More about the Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee
The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee (WPPC) is an organization that is focused on the conservation of wildflowers and their habitats. The WPPC’s mission is to promote the study, preservation, and use of wildflowers, with a focus on native species. The organization typically achieves this mission through a variety of activities, including:
Wildflower preservation: The WPPC works to preserve and protect wildflower habitats, including those that are threatened or at risk of destruction. This often involves working with local land management agencies and other organizations to protect these areas.
Propagation: The WPPC promotes the propagation of wildflowers through seed collection, seed storage, and plant propagation programs. This helps to ensure the survival and continued growth of wildflowers, even in areas where their habitats are threatened.
Education and outreach: The WPPC provides educational programs, workshops, and other outreach activities to help people learn about the importance of wildflowers and their habitats. This often involves working with schools, community groups, and other organizations to raise awareness about the conservation of wildflowers.
Research: The WPPC supports research into the biology, ecology, and preservation of wildflowers. This often involves working with academic institutions, government agencies, and other organizations to advance our understanding of wildflowers and their habitats.
The WPPC typically holds meetings, events, and other activities throughout the year, including field trips, seed exchanges, and wildflower displays. By supporting the preservation and propagation of wildflowers, the WPPC helps to ensure that these important plants will continue to thrive for generations to come.
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